Trade Promotion (Fast-Track) Authority: H.R. 3005 Provisions and Related Issues [Updated November 28, 2001] [open pdf - 196KB]
"A major trade issue in the 107th Congress is whether or not Congress will approve authority for the President to negotiate trade agreements and submit the agreements for implementation under expedited legislative procedures (mandatory deadlines, limited debate, no amendment). The President must meet certain consultation and notification requirements. This authority, commonly called 'fasttrack authority' or 'trade promotion authority' (TPA), lapsed in 1994. This report analyzes a major TPA proposal, H.R. 3005, introduced by Representative Thomas, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and reported out of that Committee on October 16, 2001. Some comparisons are made between H.R. 3005 and the trade negotiating authority bill H.R. 3019, introduced by Representative Rangel, Ranking Member on the Ways and Means Committee."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31196
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